Tuesday, August 28, 2007

a sweet ride

Woo hoo! I got a new car! Yep, I finally traded in my 1999 Subaru Legacy for a brand spanking NEW dark grey 2008 Subaru Forester. It's my third Subaru, so I guess I'm just a Subie kind of girl. It's got all kinds of cool features that I didn't have in my old car...CD player, keyless entry, heated seats, a really big sunroof! I had a sunroof in my old car but this one is a MEGA sunroof. It almost feels like a convertible, it's that BIG! My daughter said "No eating in the car for a few months, huh?" You got that right, sweetie! The car is so spotless, I'm almost afraid to drive it, but I think I will anyway. I'm in love!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

IF - visitor

Aliens have invaded Seattle! Thousands have been seen visiting Pike Place Market and the Waterfront with hundreds more seen flocking to the Space Needle. They are easy to spot with their maps, cameras, binouculars and of course, the ever present fanny pack! (my entry for IF's theme of visitor)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

IF - captain

I'm sneeking this one in at the last momet...the IF challenge for the week with the theme of captain. I didn't really illustrate a captain, I did boats. Boats have captains, though...don't they? Or is that skippers for boats and captains for ships? Hmmm...oh, well, here it is anyway.
I had fun with all the textures.

Monday, August 20, 2007

2 more new!

Here are the last two NEW holiday card designs. Jenny contacted me today and will be updating my site soon with all 4 new images! It's so weird to be thinking and planning for the holidays, when it doesn't feel like summer has even begun yet here in the Northwest. It was so wet and cold today, I had to turn on the heat!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

another sneek peek!

I thought I would share another NEW holiday image from my greeting card line. Some of you might recognize some of these elements from the previous IF challenge - polar. I loved the polar bear with his fun scarf so much, I had to use him in a card design, too! I'm hoping to get the new images on to my website soon, but Jenny, my site updater, is MIA. Jenny...where are you? I need my site updated!
I wish I could just do this kind of thing myself! I know I could, if someone would just show me how. The easy way! I tried to take a class on website designing, but as soon as the instructor began to speak...MEGO! (my eyes glazed over) It was beyond what I needed to know, or cared to know. I followed along the best I could, then promptly forgot most of it.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

IF - emergency

A quick little illo for this week's IF theme of emergency. A vintage ambulance racing through the streets of England.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

IF - missing

My IF entry for this week with the theme - missing. Poor bear with his missing eye and arm. And poor chair - he's only got two legs! Not my best work, but I'm learning how to add textures in Photoshop. Check out the wood grain floor and chair and the groovy wall texture! This was a trial piece and I made my share of mistakes, but I'm getting there! I wanted to have a whole assortment of things with missing parts, but I just don't have time...where are the lazy days of summer, anyway?

Saturday, August 04, 2007

holiday card - sneek peek

I thought I'd post a little sneek peek of what I've been working on - this is one of the four NEW holiday designs that I am releasing this year for my greeting card line. For those of you who are new to my blog, all my greeting cards have coffee related themes. (what can I say...I'm from Seattle!) The new designs won't officially be on my website until the end of August. This one is turning out to be my favorite. Even a gingerbread man's gotta have his grande non-fat vanilla latte! Cheers!